In today’s Ticker: Hand-embroidered logos, Ant Man gets Ant-Man sneakers, and a “Yankee” with shoulder-length hair.
- Phillies manager Rob Thomson was spotted wearing white and red Jordan 11 sneakers in the dugout before yesterday’s game. (From Kurt Esposito)
- Incredible eBay find: A 1970s or ’80s era women’s usher uniform from the Astrodome. (From @Spesh98)
- Apparently, the Yankees’ infamous grooming policy did not apply to this long-haired bat boy. To be fair, the game was in Cleveland, so he’s presumably a Guardians employee. (From Mike Sgroi)
- The Pirates wore G.I. Joke caps and socks last night, but did not wear the corresponding olive-lettered jerseys. Those jerseys have apparently fallen victim to the “four plus one” rule. (From our own Jerry Wolper)
- The Orioles are celebrating home runs with a “dong bong.” (From Andrew Cosentino)
- Over the weekend, Auburn debuted orange jerseys and unveiled a statue honoring alumnus Frank Thomas. (From Clint Richardson)
- A mother in Oregon has pulled her son off his youth baseball team over the team’s decision to include a “Thin Blue Line” American flag patch. The coach, who was responsible for adding the patch, agreed to remove it.
- Bonn Capitals, the 2022 champions of the German Baseball Bundesliga, unveiled their championship rings over the weekend. (From Kary Klismet)
- What a project! A Twitter-er spent nearly three years hand-embroidering the logos for all 32 teams. It turned out great, even if the Coyotes and Senators changed primary logos while it was being completed. (From Wafflebored)
- The Kings wore white at home last night, with the visiting Canucks wearing black on the road. (From Wade Heidt)
- Check out the uniforms for the 1966-67 Bemidji State men’s team: Sleeves, UCLA stripes and high striped socks. (From Kary Klismet)
- A new study conducted in the UK indicates that a lack of comfort in uniforms was a major factor in girls quitting athletics. The study notes that many athletes felt sexualized by their uniforms, and also felt that gender-split uniforms played into stereotypes.
- Athletes Unlimited, a network of women’s professional sports leagues, has adopted a new policy that allows players to wear religious headwear during competition. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Australian Football League club Fremantle will wear a one-off uniform for the team’s Gather Round game this weekend. Fremantle and several other clubs will all play in a series of matches at three stadiums in Adelaide. (Also from Jamie)
- English cricket club Somerset has unveiled a new uniform set that includes different shirts for players who are batting or bowling. (From @SkullyEqual and Alex Evans)
- Here’s a history of Texas State’s Bobcat mascot. (From Kary Klismet)